Male Circumcision Helps Prevent HIV
Researchers have shown that the beneficial effects of male circumcision include the reduction of risks of HIV. The study was conducted in Aftrica and have resulted to a confirmation that the practice actually helps in curbing the spread of infection.
Tonsillectomy In Children: Better Sleep, Reduced Throat Infections After Tonsils Are Taken Out
A recent study analyzed evidence justifying tonsillectomies to prevent infections and treat sleep apnea in kids. The study shows that tonsillectomies help breathing during sleep and might reduce throat infections in the short term.
Meningitis Kills Another A Few Days After SoulCycle Rider Dies
Meningitis kills a woman at the back of a bus a few days after a SoulCycle rider was also found dead with the same infection. The woman died 18 miles away from where the first victim was infected.
Meningitis Death: Gym Cyclist Dies Of Infection, May Have Infected 300 More
The latest meningitis death have potentially exposed 300 more fitness members to the bacteria in an exercise studio at Marin County. Public health officials are notifying suspected people who have come in contact with the victim to immediately get preventive antibiotics.
Ohio's Hospital Neonatal Unit Potentially Exposed To Tuberculosis Bacteria
A patient recently diagnosed with tuberculosis reportedly visited Ohio's Hospital Neonatal Unit, prompting health officials to test all possibly exposed individuals, including infants. A tuberculosis case is rare in the US, and poses low risk to the public but could prove lethal to young children.
Flu Cases In Migrant Camps Increases With The Cold Snap
Flu cases in the Aegean island increases as migrants have to deal with limited space and shelter. Public officials struggle with the situation as they face an expected cold snap that might further worsen the problem.
Short Treatment For Babies' Ear Infection Could Lead To Worse Results
Some parents would resort to shorter antibiotic treatment for their baby's ear infection for fear that a longer treatment would lead to antibiotic resistance. A recent study shows that children who were treated for 10 days did not result to drug resistance at all.
Open Heart Surgery Patients Warned Of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infection Caused By Heart Machine
The Sorin 3T heater-cooler operates worldwide, and about 50 patients have been hit with the Mycobacterium chimaera infections. In South Australia, the machines have already been decomissioned.
Here's Why Having Regular Sex Can Make You Resistant To Infection
Does having a regular routine of sex increase a person's resistance to infection? How can sex protect an individual in terms of infection? Here's what health experts have to say
Regularly Trimming Your Pubic Hair Increases Risk For Sexually Transmitted Infections
A study in the US shows that people who wax or shave their pubic area regularly are more likely to get sexually transmitted infections (STIs), like herpes and human papilloma virus.
Fighting infections with a robot!
A 3-foot long robot helps keep the hospital clean and prevents infection.
First ever vaccine for Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is now out
New vaccine to prevent Hand, foot and mouth disease has now been developed.